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Informed activism is principled and effective activism. PSR aims to provide the best materials for its network of members and activists to work at the grassroots level against nuclear weapons, global warming, and environmental contamination. Select an Issue or Resource Type to search for up-to-date information to help you take action in your community.

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  • Writing an Effective Letter to the Editor

    Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to influence your community and your legislators. The letters page is among the most widely read pages of the newspaper. Read more »

  • Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Pesticides

    Pesticides pose a health threat not only because of their toxicity, but also because of their widespread use in the U.S. Drinking water can be a significant source of chronic pesticide exposure, especially in agricultural regions where large quantities of pesticides are used. Read more »

  • New Global Warming Factsheets

    Five new fact sheets by PSR on the health impacts of global warming highlight information on heat-related illness, vector-borne disease, the impact on food supply, vulnerable populations, and global warming’s mental health effects. Read more »

  • Tabling Materials

    PSR tabling materials for outreach at students and informational fairs Read more »

  • Video: Heat's Deadly Effects

    Video of our second climate change webinar, on the health effects of extreme heat and its connection to climate change. Read more »

  • Heat's Deadly Effects

    PowerPoint presentation on how extreme heat affects health, and its relation to climate change. Read more »

  • Cooking the Earth

    "Cooking the Earth," PSR’s handsome new slide show, describes how coal increases global warming and how that warming threatens human health. 40 slides. Read more »

  • Letter to President Obama on Coal Ash

    A letter from 840 health professionals to the Obama Administration expressing the public health concerns relating to inadequate disposal of coal ash. Read more »

  • Generations at Risk

    Of the more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commercial use today, only a small fraction have been adequately examined for toxic effects in humans and other life forms. Read more »

  • Bad Actor Chemicals: As Featured in the 2010 TOXIE Awards

    The chemical industry attempts to cast doubt on the legitimate, peer-reviewed research that indicts toxic chemicals. The more people know about these "bad actors," the more they will insist that California’s Green Chemistry program be strong enough to phase out these chemicals quickly and replace them with safer products or processes. Read more »


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